Court Rejects Appeals By Ohio Death Row Inmate

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- A federal court has rejected appeals by an Ohio inmate scheduled to be executed Tuesday for raping and strangling a 16-year-old girl.

Lower courts rejected Darryl Durr's last-minute legal challenges last week.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati affirmed those rulings Monday, including one in which his attorneys had argued Durr could be violently allergic to the anesthetic Ohio uses to put inmates to death.

Also Monday, the 46-year-old Durr was transferred from a state prison in Youngstown to the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, home to the state's death chamber.

Durr was convicted of kidnapping Angel Vincent from her northern Ohio home in 1988.

Her body was found in a park months later.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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